A meeting to discuss a £25 million fund made available to Margate through a government fund will be held in Cliftonville tomorrow (February 27).
In September, the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) announced Margate was one of 101 towns in the running for up to £25million to drive economic development, focusing on urban regeneration, improved transport, better broadband connectivity, skills and culture.
As part of this a Town deal Board is being created to oversee the project. In January Thanet council advertised for a chairperson to bring together the board, which is tasked with producing an evidence based Town Investment Plan by the summer of 2020.
This month members of civil society groups in Margate and Cliftonville sent an open letter to Thanet District Council regarding the bid.
The groups say they are “concerned” the authority has published little information regarding the bid.
Thanet council has received to date £162,019 from central government and the letter requests the authority use the funds to “encourage meaningful participation from all of our citizens in the development of the bid. “
These groups have now organised the public Margate Millions meeting to be held at Cliftonville Community Centre, St Paul’s Road, Cliftonville, tomorrow (February 27) from 7.30pm-9.30pm.
The event is free but has limited capacity. Tickets can be booked at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/margates-millions-tickets-9651…
The Margate Millions event has been organised by A Better Cliftonville, the Grotto Hill Area Street Scheme, the Gordon Road Area Street Scheme, the Athelstan Road Tenants and Residents Association and the Margate Conservation Area Advisory Group.